A report from US-based travel website SmarterTravel has included Montreal among the top 10 cities in the world for public transportation.
- The STM network will be open all night for Nuit Blanche
- $400M deconstruction of the old Champlain Bridge expected to take 3 years
- The city is looking for ways to revitalize Old Montreal's Silo #5 (RENDERINGS)
- The Blue Man Group was spotted hanging around Montreal's metro (PHOTOS)
The report valued cities with the best public transportation based on a city’s network reach, reliability, frequency and affordability.
SmarterTravel’s rankings also took into account how easy the system is to use for travellers, factoring in colour schemes and language options.
Enter: the STM.
“Between its colour-coded subway lines and wide-ranging bus network, Montreal’s public transportation will get you just about anywhere you need to – without being over-complicated,” reads the report.
Praise for Montreal went on to highlight how our transit network has a “handy list of major landmarks for visitors,” referring to Old Montreal, the Saint-Joseph Oratory, and the Jean-Talon Market, along with each metro’s stations nearest stop.
The TripAdvisor-network site summed up Montreal’s ranking by complimenting the STM’s flexible fare options: the $3.25 one-pass ticket, the 10-trip package ($27) and the unlimited pass that offers one day ($10), weekend ($13.75) and monthly ($83) options.
Montreal ranked among these nine other cities in the world with the best public transit, according to SmarterTravel:
- Tokyo, Japan
- Paris, France
- Hong Kong, China
- Moscow, Russia
- Sydney, Australia
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Singapore, Asia
- San Francisco, California
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
Ride that STM with pride, Montreal.